Some Vitamin C data snippets from Dr Keith Scott-Mumby.
We all know the superb benefits of vitamin C: it stops scurvy (Latin: scorbutes, hence a-scorbic acid!) It is needed to make collagen, a fibrous protein in connective tissue that is weaved throughout various systems in the body: nervous, immune, bone, cartilage, blood, and others.
That means it’s good for varicose veins, which need collagen for support!
The vitamin helps make several hormones and chemical messengers used in the brain and nerves, says the Harvard website.1
It is essential to wound healing, as is zinc.
It’s a powerful antioxidant. It gives electrons to substances which have been stripped of electrons, a process called oxidation.
It’s antimicrobial and has saved countless lives in massive doses when used in pneumonia, sepsis (septicemia), childbirth and other overwhelming infection situations.
It has a DEFINITE anti-cancer effect. It can be cytotoxic (kills tumor cells) in concentrations as little as 3 gm per 100.
But did you know vitamin C is needed for maintenance of muscle mass as you grow older? It stops us becoming weaklings as we age! That’s relatively new research.
Vitamin C is good at all sorts of levels, yet orthodox doctors and nutritionist INSIST you don’t need much of it. Well you DO! Goats and other animals need about 12 gms a day, says Mother Nature. We are about the size of a goat and so we NEED 12 – 15 grams too. Whereas the official allowance (RDA) is just a piffling 65 – 100 mgms daily, we actually need 100 times that amount, or more, every day: 10,000 mgms = 10 grams.
That’s a minimum, not a maximum. When we are sick, requirements of vitamin C can go up exponentially. We can administer 100 grams, 200 grams, IV to a seriously ill patient and still no excess vitamin C spills into the urine. That’s a sure sign it was all gobbled up —it was needed.